The Coal Operators' Conference has been held at the University of Wollongong since 1998. The Conference is organised by Mining Engineering at UOW.

For further information contact Naj Aziz (Chairman and Convenor), School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2522.
Tel: (02) 4221 3449.
Email: .
See also the conference website and the Coal Science and Technology website.

Complete list of conference papers here:

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Papers from 2015

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Application of Continuous Drilling Technologies in Coal Mining, Scott Adam and Joel Kok

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Behaviour of Cable Bolts in Shear; Experimental Study and Mathematical Modelling, Naj Aziz, Peter Craig, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, Haleh Rasekh, Jan Nemcik, and Xuwei Li

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Strength Characteristics of Secura Hollow Groutable Cable Bolts, Naj Aziz, Robert Hawker, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, Jan Nemcik, Xuwei Li, and Haleh Rasekh

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Proceedings of the 2015 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz and Bob Kininmonth

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Contrast in Self-Heating Rate Behaviour for Coals of Similar Rank, Basil Beamish and Jan Theiler

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Explosion Prevention in Coal Mine TBM Drifts-an Operational Knowledge Share, Bharath Belle and Adam Foulstone

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Mine Subsidence Predictions Using a Mechanistic Modelling Approach, Detlef Bringemeier

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Longwall Salvage Roof Fall Recovery Experience, Richard Campbell

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Mining Engineering: What They Didn't Teach You at Uni!, Joe Clayton

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The Hazelwood Mine Fire 2014, David Cliff

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Mining Legislation -The Queensland Perspective, Andrew Clough

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Improved Roofbolting Methodologies: Reducing Hydraulic Fracture of Strata, David William Evans

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Strength Properties of Fibre Glass Dowels Used for Strata Reinforcement in Coal Mines, David Gilbert, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, Xuwei Li, Haleh Rasekh, Naj Aziz, and Jan Nemcik

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New Generation Polymer Technology Available to be Used in Plaster and Cementitious Fibre and Non-Fibre Spray On and Grout Systems, Allison Golsby

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Risk-Benefit Analysis in Coal Mine Roof Support Design Using Stochastic Modelling Technique, Hongkui Gong, Ismet Canbulat, Mehmet S. Kizil, Anna Mills, and Jason Emery

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Monetary Savings Opportunities of Electronic Blast Initiation Systems, Edward Hay and Saiied Mostafa Aminossadati

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Successful Construction of a Complex 3D Excavation Using 2D and 3D Modelling, Yvette Heritage, Adrian Moodie, and James Anderson

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Pillar Abutment Loading – New Concepts for Coal Mining Industry, David Hill, Ry Stone, Anastasia Suchowerska, and Robert Trueman

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Causes of Dynamic Overbreak and Control Measures Taken at the Alborz Tunnel, Iran, Mohammad Farouq Hossaini, Mohammad Mohammadi, Nabiollah Hajiantilaki, and Alireza Tavallaie

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Development and Implementation of a Geotechnical Database Management System, Sean Keen, Alex Hossack, and Mehmet S. Kizil

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Stress Measurement in Coal Seam Ahead of Longwall Face – Case Study, Radovan Kukutsch; Petr Konicek; Petr Waclawik; Jiri Ptacek,; Lubomir Stas; Martin Vavro; and Alice Hastikova

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Modelling of Rebar and Cable Bolt Behaviour in Tension/Shear, Xuwei Li, Jan Nemcik, Naj Aziz, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, and Haleh Rasekh

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Investigation on Adhesion Strength of Thin Spray-On Liners in an Underground Coal Mine, Zecheng Li, Serkan Saydam, Rudrajit Mitra, and Duncan Chalmers

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Systematic Approach to Mitigate Longwall Subsidence Influences, Yi Luo

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Investigation into a New Approach for Roadway Roof Support Design That Includes Convergence Data, Terry Medhurst

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Changes in Drilling Performance and Dust Suppression with the Use of a Water Separator Sub, Brianna Millgate and Paul Hagan

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Study of Permeability of Coal Samples Subjected to Confining Pressures, Nazanin Nourifard, Lei Zhang, Naj Aziz, and Jan Nemcik

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The Application of Hose Management in Mining, Paulo Roberto Pereira

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Compressive Strength Testing of Toughskin Thin Spray-On Liner, Qiuqiu Qiao,; Jan Nemcik; Ian Porter; and Ernest Baafi

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Estimation of Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Coal Measures of Pranhita-Godavari Valley, India Using Sonic Logs, Makesh Shanmukha Rao, Gudlavalleti Uday Bhaskar, and Shivakumar Karekal

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An Experimental Study on the Contact Surface Area of Cabled Bolted Strata, Haleh Rasekh, N. Aziz, Jan Nemcik, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, and Xuwei Li

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Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulatory and Enforcement Approach, New South Wales, Australia, Rob Regan

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Developing a New Method to Identify the Source of Gas Emissions into Longwall and Goaf from Surrounding Strata, Abouna Saghafi, Kaydy Pinetown, and Hoda Javanmard

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Changes in Cutter Performance with Tool Wear, Esmat Sarwary and Paul Hagan

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Preinstalled Cable Bolts in Longwall Installation Roads, Ross Seedsman

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Simulation of Payload Variance Effects on Truck Bunching to Minimise Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Ali Soofastaei, Saiied Mostafa Aminossadati, Mehmet Siddik Kizil, and Peter Knights

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Importance of Monitoring Technologies and In Situ Testing, with Relation to Numerical Analysis for Ground Control Design, Charles Sweeney

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The Influence of Concrete Sample Testing Dimensions on Assessing Cable Bolt Load Carrying Capacity, Ibad Ur-Rahman, Paul Hagan, and Jianhang Chen

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Lessons from the Operational Use of the Gag Jet Engine at Mine Sites, Martin Watkinson, Ken Liddell, Sean Muller, and Clive Hanrahan

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The Effectiveness of Rapid Stone Dust Compliance Testing in Underground Coal, Dylan James Wedel, Bharath Belle, and Mehmet S. Kizil

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Translating Road Safety Research on Night-Time Visibility to the Context of Mining, Joanne Wood, David Cliff, and R Burgess-Limerick

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Numerical Simulation of Seismic Dynamic Response of Ground Surface Above Mined-Out Area, Xiaoming Zhang, Xiaochen Yang, Zuo Wang, and Kyuro Sasaki

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Analytical Procedure to Estimate the Horizontal Anisotropy of Hydraulic Conductivity in Coal Seams, Mahdi Zoorabadi, Winton Gale, and Serkan Saydam